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Johann Kupezky

Qualifications
court painter, painter
Nationality/school
Slovak, Austrian, German
Born
Pezinok 1665/1666
In his will dated 12 January 1734, Johann Kupetzky gives his age at 68 (Šafařik 2001, p. 21).
Deceased
Nuremberg 1740-06-04/1740-07-16
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Biographical information
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  • Wenen 1681 - 1684
    Having met the artist Benedikt Claus (1632/3–1707), he left home at 15 to join him in Vienna, and three years later accompanied him to Italy.
  • Venetië 1685 - 1687
    From c. 1685 Kupezsky worked in Venice and other north Italian towns before settling in Rome.
  • Mantua
  • Bologna
  • Florence
  • Rome 1687 - 1706
    C. 1700 he established his own studio in Rome and probably in 1706 he left the eternal city for returning to Venice.
  • Venetië 1706
    accompanied by Gottfried Eichler for a second stay in Venice. In the end he spent 22 or 23 years in Italy, from 1684 to 1706 or 1707.
  • Wenen 1706 - 1723
    Having gained recognition as an eminent portrait painter Kupezsky moved, c. 1706 or 1707, to Vienna at the invitation of Prince Adam von Liechtenstein where he stayed with some interruptions until about 1725. On 29 December 1709 he married in Vienna. During this time in Vienna he had painted almost only portraits (Dvorák 1957, p. 43).
  • Karlovy Vary 1711 - 1712
    In Karlsbad he painted a portrait of the Tsar Peter the Great who stayed in the city in 1711 or 1712 (Šafařik 2001).
  • Wenen
  • Praag 1716
    In 1716 he worked in Prague for a short time (Turner et al. 1996).
  • Dresden 1716
    On his way to Dresden in 1716 Kupezsky stopped in Prague (Dvorák 1957, p. 40).
  • Wenen
  • Neurenberg 1723 - 1740
    21 July 1723 he became a citizen of Nuremberg (Šafařik 2001).
  • Bamberg
  • Würzburg
  • Gotha
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
Christian religious scene, genre, portrait, self-portrait
on Kupetzky's self-portraits: Sicoli 2007
Entered on: 1992-01-11; Modification on: 2018-12-05

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